30.01.15 Back from the POC Workshop in Los Angeles. I joined the european Piece of Cake group last year and that was the first time to meet the other group POC North America (Canada, USA, Mexico). Five days of meetings and critics of our work, surrounded by palm trees and so much sun. Next planned workshop will be Avignon (May), Vermont (July), Chambery (September) and Mexico city (January). More Infos: here.
04.12.14 You can order the book "Comment, tu ne connais pas Grapus?" or "What, you don't know Grapus?" on Spector books website and in every Bookshop in Europe. The bookshops can order the book threw GVA — Gemeinsame Verlagsauslieferung Göttingen. Attention, there are 2 different version of the book: english and french.
27.11.14 Day and night print at DZA, Germany.
05.11.14 I am working since one month in Issoudun in the regional film archive center, Ciclic pôle Patrimoine. Supported by a 3 months artist residency and a grant from the Musée de l'hospice Saint Roch, I am exploring and discovering beautiful Super 8, 8mm, 16mm, 9,5mm amateur film footage. All this material will become a new short movie. Soon.
21.11.14 The short movie "KINOKI, know how for a better life" will be screened 2 times this Autumn, in Antwerpen on October 17th part of the symposium "Is this place great or what?" more infos here
And in Pantin, close to Paris, organized by Cinémas 93 on Friday 21th November at 18:15, and I'll be there to present the movie, more infos here.
4.10.14 Yesterday, I was in Luzern, Switzerland, part of the Festival Weltformat to present the book (not printed yet!) "Comment, tu ne connais pas Grapus?" and moderate a discussion with Pierre Bernard and Alex Jordan.
27.9.14 During three days, with the canadian author Johanne Jarry, and invited by "La Briqueterie – Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne, we organized a writing workshop and produced every morning the daily newspaper Le Quotidien des Plateaux.
23.9.14 I designed a art catalogue Archipel for the Artist group KUNSTrePUBLIK. A 272 pages catalogue about artist project in public space in the Ruhr region. Many pictures, 5 different papers, Schweizer-Broschüre Binding, more than 100 of typefaces, and extra blue Pantone on yellow caribic paper. For sure no boring catalogue!
25.6.14 Last week we did a reading performance as release action for the Wandertag #11. Each of us (me, Schroeter und Berger and Gilles Pourtier) read some extract of the new Wandertag while ending the production of the magazine. The magazine was then distributed during this 20 minutes "performance".
28.4.14 Here a postcard from the new Wandertag #11. We arrived yesterday in La Briqueterie, a contemporary dance center in Vitry-sur-Seine, south suburb of Paris. We'll stay two weeks to produce the Wandertag. The Wandertag is part of the european project Metamorphoses. We are giving a lecture-performance with release of the 500 copies on saturday 14th June, 14.30 at La Briqueterie.
18.5.14 We were yesterday in my silkscreen studio, printing a poster for the new Wandertag #11 in Vitry-sur-Seine. With Schroeter und Berger and Gilles Pourtier, we are part of the european project Metamorphosis in La Briqueterie and invited to produce this magazine in situ from June 1st till 17th. Presentation and realease on Saturday, 14th June. Precise time will come. Feel free to visit us there anytime.
15.5.14 Kinoki wil be shown on June 28th during Extraschicht - Night of the industry culturein Zeche Zollverein Essen, Germany.
09.5.14 The poster I made with Schroeter and Berger for the "Souvenirs from Europe" project initiated by the portuguese publisher Ghost will be exhibited in Athen from 14 - 24 May 2014 in Anamesa art space. "Souvenirs from Europe" is a series of posters with artists living and working in Europe who found/create a political souvenir of our times, an "object of protest" (as there were "protest songs" in the 1960-70's).
28.4.14 Our Wandertag #10 office, where I worked two weeks with Gilles Pourtier and Schroeter und Berger. We made a new archive website about this ongoing (since 2007) project: www.wandertag-archiv.com.
27.4.14 I designed a new book for the portuguese publisher Ghost, a photobook about empty boutiques in Portugal from Augusto Brazio. Beautiful silkscreen banderole-cover and inside only black and white photos. Book with open binding and no cover.
19.5.14 The book Comment, tu ne connais pas Grapus? based on 27 interviews with members of the french grafic design collective Grapus (1970-1990), received the grant "Aide à l'édition imprimée" from the CNAP (Centre national des arts plastiques). It will be published by Spector books, Germany, and be released in french and english in September 2014.
15.5.14 Here is the fresh silkscreen printed poster for the new Wandertag #10 in Bruxelles, Les Marolles. With Schroeter und Berger and Gilles Pourtier, we are invited to produce this magazine from April 12th till April 26th for the mini-festival Metamorphosis in Les Brigittines.
25.1.14 Kinoki presented in Reims, Champagne region, in the festival Reims toi l'oeil [sic], organised by student of the management school (RMS).
22.1.14 L.12.12 I designed last spring a book for Lacoste with the photographer Charles Fréger (again!) and with Steidl (a first time) as a publisher. It looks great. You can find it in Lacoste shops in France, and in bookshop specialized in photography, like every Steidl books.
3.12.13 Kinoki projeté à Graçay dans le cadre des 30 ans des Bus Ciné-mobile. Evénement organisé par Ciclic - Centre Images. La soirée comprendra également un film de Jacque Tati, L'école des facteurs et un ciné-concert. Rendez-vous sur la place du marché de Graçay, mardi 3 décembre, à 19h.
1.12.13 Kinoki RECAP:
Prix du film expérimental, 11e Festival Magma (Mostra di cinema breve), Italy
Prix de Qualité – CNC
Prix du documentaire du 14e Festival d’Aubagne, France
Honorific Mention Huesca International Film Festival, Spain
Red Wasp Community Spirit, 5e Red Wasp Film Festival, Bryan, USA
Golden Bear – Festival of Nations Ebensee 2013, Austria
CANAL + (France), CANAL + Afrique, RTS (Suisse), Short TV
4e Festival de la Nuit du Court du Pays de Grignan, Pègue, France
21e Festival de Sarlat, France
18e MedFilm de Rome, Italy
13e Festival Off-Court de Trouville (HC)
11e Magma Festival – mostra di cinema breve, Acireale, Italy
16e Festival International de Jihlava, Prague, Tcheque Republic
28e International Short Film Festival Interfilm Berlin, Germany
42e Festival international du film Modolist, Kiev, Ukraine (HC)
18e Festival on Wheels, Ankara, Turkey
21e Festival de Vendôme, France (HC)
10e Festival des Bobines Sociales, Paris, France
14e Festival du film d’Aubagne, France
12e festival Eugeania, Italy
41e festival international de Huesca, Spain
21e Festival Contravision, Berlin, Germany
6e Rencontres du Cinema et de la Télévision de Lomé, Togo
5e Festival Klappe Auf, Hamburg, Germany
5e Red Wasp Film Festival, Bryan, USA
21e Blicke Film Festival, Bochum, Germany (HC)